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this Conn C melody which I've sold to the player (Raaf Hekkema ) in the video is played with its original Conn Eagle mouthpiece which was opened up by our member Stan who did a wonderful job. I've published this video many times because I am proud to have been able to sell this great horn to (refurbished by Tim Brennan in Haarlem) to such a great player

for a more Jazz approach, I would like to know what Andrew Krasilnikov uses on this Conn.........
 

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Cheers Marc, enjoy you horn! A lot of people use tenor mouthpieces on C melodies and get different responses . I found that the Conn C mels respond perhaps better to an alto piece while the Buescher (and I guess the Martin too due to its design) can be played with a number of tenor pieces. Mind you! A high Baffled piece might be nice to play but impossible to control so, personally, I would go towards something with low baffle and a buzzy reed.
 

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hard to tell at a distance. One thing, why 2 on tenor ? iI you use 2,5 on alto you should be able to use at least the same on tenor if not more ( because of the longer lay) a reed that is too soft can give a number of problems. When I was talking of buzz I thought more of the type of reed rather than the thickness. Fibracell, for example, is a very buzzy reed, I find.
 

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Vandoren and Rico are just fine, you want to experiment with thicker reeds (no lollipop stick, there is nor reed for size 4!) because you will see that as your embouchure strengths you will sometimes push the reed closed , you can achieve more power and control if you " lean" against a reed with a little bit of resistance that using a reed that blows too easily. Ask you teacher to lead you through this, anyway.
I was suggesting an artificial reed such as the fibracell but maybe this is a tad too complicated to find especially if you are not sure which strength of reed you can handle.
 
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